Rodney W. Deck

Rodney W. Deck, 65, of Winside died Tuesday, March 10, 2020 at the Buffett Cancer Center in Omaha. 

Services will be held at 10:30 a.m., Saturday, March 14 at the Stonacek Funeral Chapel in Norfolk with Tim DeFor officiating. Burial will be held at the Pleasant View Cemetery, rural Winside. Visitation will from 5 - 8 p.m. Friday, March 13 also at the Stonacek Funeral Chapel in Norfolk. 

Stonacek Funeral Chapel in Norfolk is in charge of the arrangements.

Rodney W. “Rod” Deck was born Aug. 17, 1954 in Norfolk to Wilmer and Rosalie (Browner) Deck. He was baptized and confirmed at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Winside. He attended grade school at a rural country school, rural Winside and graduated from Winside High School in 1972.

During and after high school, Rod milked cows and helped his family farm. He married Patricia Albertsen on Sept. 6, 1975 at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Winside. Rod and Patricia lived on the farmstead where they raised their three kids - Bryan, Michelle and Melyssa. Rod loved spending time with his family and grandchildren. He enjoyed farming, tractor pulling, playing cards, golfing, traveling to the beach, and dancing. His real passion was tractor pulling with his tractor “Dream On.” He was recently the points champion in 2016 and 2017 as Grand National Points Champion.

Survivors include his son, Bryan (Connie) Deck of Winside and their children, Sierra, Justyn, Annalee, and Ryan; daughter Michelle (Jesse) DeBoer of Smithfield, and their children, Bronson and Cruz; daughter Melyssa (Jeremy) Dexter of Norfolk and their son, Greyson; significant other Pat Schmitz of Norfolk, siblings Karen (Mervin) Hamm of Pender, Jane (Allen) Marsh of Surprise, Ariz. and Joan (Jack) McKee of Grand Island.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Patricia, in 1999, and his parents, Wilmer and Rosalie.

Pallbearers will be Jeremy Dexter, Jesse DeBoer, Kevin Libengood, Matt Hamm, Blake Prohaska, Bill Waggoner, and Dave Jaeger.

Condolences may be expressed to the family on-line at

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